This article explores the important moments and technologies that make up the history of the facility management profession.Learn more
An overview of Planon’s recent publications on real estate and facility management
Planon regularly publishes white papers on trends and developments in real estate and facility management. On these pages, you will also find an overview of articles written by Planon employees that were recently published in journals or on relevant websites.
Use the filter option below to find the articles or the white papers that best fit your information needs.
Articles & white papers | 12/12/2018
Assessment - Asset & Maintenance Management
Correct documentation and maintenance of your assets and buildings is important to ensure business continuity and to avoid undesired quality-loss of assets. Answer these six questions to see if you have the basics in place.Learn more
Articles & white papers | 10/24/2016
Calculator - Is your meeting room capacity sufficient?
New ways of working, innovative communication technologies, and changing business models have changed the way people use meeting and collaborative spaces. How can you really know whether your meeting room capacity still suits your business needs? Use this meeting room capacity indicator to check your capacity level in a very simple way.Learn more
Articles & white papers | 08/25/2016
White Paper - ERP versus IWMS: Compete or Complete?
Does your current software or ERP system handle your secondary business processes effectively? Weigh your options and take a look at ERP and IWMS from three different perspectives: business, IT, and investment.Learn more
Articles & white papers | 06/26/2016
"A Quest for Excellence": Chapter Six - People, culture and change
Planon’s book is a complete guide focusing on implementing a global corporate real estate and facilities management software in complex cross-cultural environments. Chapter six of our book, "A Quest for Excellence" explores how to factor in the human perspective within an IWMS implementation project and why paying attention to your culture and business structures is vital to your success.Learn more
Articles & white papers | 02/26/2016
"A Quest for Excellence": Chapter Two - Why implement an IWMS
Planon’s book is a complete guide focusing on implementing a global corporate real estate and facilities management software in complex cross-cultural environments. The publication consists out of seven chapters. In Chapter Two of Planon’s book, "A Quest for Excellence" you will learn more about the reasons to implement an IWMS and explore the business case for IWMS from several different perspectives.Learn more
Articles & white papers | 02/19/2016
FAQ - How can you benefit from BIM as a Facility Manager?
Both a BIM and IWMS systems use data for multiple processes throughout a building’s lifecycle. Facility and property managers are becoming increasingly interested in the benefits to maintenance and operations that integrating the two systems can bring.Learn more
Articles & white papers | 01/26/2016
"A Quest for Excellence": Chapter One - An introduction to IWMS
Planon’s book is a complete guide focusing on implementing a global corporate real estate and facilities management software in complex cross-cultural environments. In Chapter One you will learn more about the history of Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS), differences between CAD, CMMS, CAFM and IWMS, as well as the tangible benefits from an IWMS.Learn more
Articles & white papers | 07/23/2015
Article - Demonstrating The Value in FM
One of the things facilities professionals typically struggle with is the feeling they don’t have a great impact on the overall bottom line of a company, when in fact, they have one of the most impactful jobs in the company. From the connection to human resources, security, safety, and IT, the facility management department is an important value-adding part of any organization.Learn more
Articles & white papers | 07/23/2015
White Paper - Building a credible business case
Before selecting and implementing an IWMS, it’s recommended to build a business case including internal and external costs and monetary and non-monetary benefits from at least a three year perspective.Learn more